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Apple issues G5 benchmarks

Apple has issued SPEC benchmarks for its new 2GHz Dual CPU workstation, pitting it against a two-way Dell Xeon and a 3Ghz Pentium 4 machine. “The results are in line with Intel’s historically strong performance in integer performance and PowerPC’s equally strong floating point results. But according to Apple the gcc compiler used did not support the AltiVec floating point instructions, and yet the G5 machine managed to trump both Dells on trial, scoring 840 to the Dell Pentium’s 693 and the dual Xeon’s 646 in the SPECfp_base2000 benchmark.”

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